On a visit to Brazil at the end of January, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development also met with civil society to talk about a just energy transition

The German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, was in Brazil for a series of meetings, including an engagement at the residence of the General Consul of Germany, Martina Hackelberg. Victoria Santos (in the photo below, in the center), the coordinator of the Just Transition Initiative of Industry at iCS, was also in attendance. On the agenda was the just energy transition with a focus on gender diversity. During her visit to the country, the minister also announced the potential grant of more than R$ 1 billion in the first hundred days of the Lula government, not only for forest conservation, but also for Amazonian studies and social issues. The proposal for climate cooperation that goes beyond the Amazon Fund, incidentally, is also a request by the states from the region. Read more in a report by Folha.

Photo: Victoria Santos (in the center, in red), accompanied by Martina Hackelberg – Consul General of Germany (on her right side), Svenja Schulze – Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (next to Martina), Thorsten Schäfer- Gümbel – spokesperson of the GIZ board (first left) and other participants at the meeting. Credit: GKSP/Photographer Jessica Mangaba

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